Things are looking very bad for the new generation of Wonders. With Superman now under control of Darkseid’s forces, there’s not much any of our heroes can do to stop them…at least that’s how it seems. There is a new Batman in town…and a New 52 Red Tornado with an interesting personality. But, so far they have not been able to stop this Man of Terror. Now that the World Army is in shambles and the Wonders are beaten down, what else could possibly go wrong? That’s where we pick up with the latest issue of Earth 2!
At the end of last issue the REAL threat to Earth 2 was revealed to be…none other than that world’s Superman, now under the control of Darkseid! But, if you think the revelations stop here…think again. Tom Taylor ably picks up where James Robinson left off with the Wonders of Earth 2!
So in an sneak preview DC Collectibles announced not one but two new Flash figures coming soon to a comic shop and online retailer near you. The first figure will be a part of the Justice League: War line of figures based on the upcoming animated movie. You can definitely see the animated influence on this guy:
The battle is on with Steppenwolf and his forces. Can even the new Wonders of Earth 2 stand against this threat? Things aren’t looking so good for our heroes, as James Robinson pens his last issue of Earth 2. This issue has more action than all the previous issues combined…and the reveal at the end is a HUGE shocker!
Earth 2’s new Wonders are taking the fight to Steppenwolf…but things aren’t looking so great for our heroes. Just how powerful are the forces from Apokolips? The answer appears to be all too clear in the latest issue of Earth 2!
MILD SPOILERS AHEAD
This issue starts with Jay Garrick trying to remember just what hit him…and the rest of his team. Brutaal, the Beguiler and Bedlam have proven to be more than a match for the Flash, Green Lantern, the Atom and Doctor Fate. The fact that everyone is still alive is amazing…and a bit puzzling. Meanwhile, we get updates on Hawkgirl’s investigation into Sam’s death and Mr. Miracle and Barda’s fight against Fury…and things are simply not going our heroes’ way today. In the end, one more Wonder makes an appearance…but who is this new Wonder fighting for?
We still have James Robinson (for now) on this title – with another excellent story. Nicola and Trevor Scott on pencils/inks and Pete Pantazis on colors give us excellent artwork throughout – the battle scenes are outstanding in this action-packed issue. I can anticipate some concerns as to how easily our heroes are beaten down…but this story is far from over, and I’m looking forward to how this is resolved as the arc moves ahead. Earth 2 remains one of my favorites titles in the New 52 – and this story is no exception.